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Best creamed spinach in LA?

chowmominLA Jan 18, 2007 05:39 AM

Best I've had is at Ruth's Chris, but there has to be better. Thanks.

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    Ernie Jan 20, 2007 04:26 AM

    I also like the creamed spinach at Lawry's. I would also add Musso & Frank to the list. Their creamed spinach is more spinach than cream and a beautiful deep emerald color. Very good.

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      TravelPath Jan 20, 2007 03:47 AM

      Lawry's...and its sister restaurants...have the best regularly offered...the creamed spinach at Juniors Deli is offered a couple of times a week and is quite good...and when they have it, the creamed spinach at Ocean Avenue Seafood is outstanding(I have not seen it for a year of so, however!)

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        MaryT Jan 20, 2007 12:57 AM

        Jaggerhaus (sp) at 57/Ball if it is still there.
        I moved up to SGV from NW OC so I haven't gotten down that way in a few years.

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          Das Ubergeek Jan 20, 2007 03:19 AM

          I was just past it the other day -- moving about a mile from there in three weeks -- it's still there, still open.

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          chowmominLA Jan 19, 2007 10:32 PM

          Thanks, everyone. My mouth is watering now.

          Since so many people have raved about it, here's the link for the Lawry's creamed spinach recipe:


          1. The Oracle Jan 19, 2007 09:47 PM

            Never had Ruth Chris - but I can recall having a good creamed spinach at Delacy's Club 41 (Old Town Pasadena) some years ago... my BIL swears by the stuff.

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              WildSwede Jan 19, 2007 10:08 PM

              Yes! I forgot about Delacey's - very good. Also, their Cesar Salad cannot be beat!

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              New Trial Jan 19, 2007 01:34 AM

              Cut has an excellent creamed spinach with a fried egg. I used to love the creamed spinach at the Palm but, lately, it tastes like they have added a heafty portion of cheese to it.

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                Scotty Jan 19, 2007 10:09 PM

                A fried egg in the creamed spinach, man, that sounds good!

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                lamster Jan 18, 2007 10:05 PM

                Taylor's steak house also has GREAT creamed spinach. They only have it I think once a week. Call to check.

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                  Sleepyquan Jan 18, 2007 09:56 PM

                  Yes, yes, Lawry's! BTW: they have the recipe for it on their website. Haven't tried it yet though.

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                    DanaB Jan 19, 2007 09:54 PM

                    I also adore Lawry's creamed spinach, althougth the version at Ruth's Chris is pretty darn tasty as well.

                    And I have made the recipe for Lawry's creamed spinach, and it works very well.

                  2. Dommy Jan 18, 2007 06:42 PM

                    I love it at Baby Blues in Venice! :)


                    1. jcwla Jan 18, 2007 06:40 PM

                      The Grill's is definitive.

                      Lawry's? You have GOT to be kidding. Yecch!

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                        Das Ubergeek Jan 18, 2007 07:00 PM

                        No, not kidding. Maybe you got a bad batch?

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                          yummyinmytummy Jan 19, 2007 10:27 PM

                          gotta disagree. Many things are good, of not great at the Grill, big fan, the creamed spinch is not one of them. It is flat and not even a hint of bacon.

                          Lawrys - creamy, rich, and BACON that hits almost all of your senses.

                        2. WildSwede Jan 18, 2007 06:32 PM

                          I like the version they serve at The Warehouse in Marina Del Rey.

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                            chez cherie Jan 18, 2007 03:12 PM

                            one of my students raves about the creamed spinach at julienne in san marino.

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                              Jwsel Jan 18, 2007 01:37 PM

                              I've always liked the creamed spinach at Saddlepeak Lodge. I don't know if it's currently on the menu, though.

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                                logan Jan 18, 2007 10:00 AM

                                pacific dining car. done.

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                                  mjalz Jan 18, 2007 05:48 AM

                                  Most LA steak houses have "Good" creamed spinach. Lawry's Prime Rib has "Great" creamed spinach.

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                                    SauceSupreme Jan 18, 2007 07:11 AM

                                    Second this. I'd go to Lawry's just for the creamed spinach and a side of prime rib!

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                                      Das Ubergeek Jan 18, 2007 02:41 PM

                                      Creamed spinach, creamed corn, and a side of prime rib, exactly.

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                                      rameniac Jan 19, 2007 10:17 PM

                                      i just ate a big glop of the Lawry's stuff and was wondering how it compares to creamed spinach elsewhere. i'll say this much: you can definitely take it home and reheat it the next day without losing anything! (wish the same could be said about their prime rib though)

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